Reading body language of headphones: With all of the technological advances that we have today one of the most common items that people carry is a smart phone. Now with a phone there are many things that people can do whether checking emails, looking something up on their browser but along with those two features people listen to music on their head phones.
It may even be that the man or the woman whose body language you are reading is just using an mp3 player and not their phone.
Reading the body language of headphones will help you understand if the person is just listening to music, avoiding talking to people or trying to talk to people or draw attention by their actions.
There are so many items that a person could be listening to while you read their body language and it could be that they are listening to:
• Training information like sales or negotiating
• A prerecorded conference call
• Not even listening to anything at all so people will ignore them but will speak when wanted to.
Reading body language of avoidance with headphones
When a person is listening to music and wanting to get away from others you will notice that they will make weak or no eye contact. Along with the weak eye contact if walking they will take a path to avoid people also.
The person who is using the nonverbal communication of avoidance may walk at a fast pace to get past others.
It is even common place to see people wearing their headphones and while working to avoid others the headphones may keep mall kiosk people from asking questions or interacting. The avoidance is common for men or women at the gym, while at work and even sometimes at play.
Reading body language of interaction with headphones
On the other hand you may have a person who is wearing their headphones but also interacting with other people. You will notice that they make eye contact with others and that they may smile to people as they go by. This would be a clue that the person with the headphones on is willing to interact.
The person who is willing to interact with others may show the signs with their body language by having one cup off their ear or they may have a bud from the smaller headphones out of an ear. This man or woman may take the cup off or the bud out just in time to interact with another person.
Reading body language of headphones getting attention
Now if the person who is wearing the headphones is trying to attract attention they will associate much more moving physically to get people to notice them. They may bang their head they may dance along with the song or they may just move their arms. Verbally they may sing to get the attention of others. The man or the woman with their headphones on may even try to get others to dance with them.
As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions about reading the body language or non verbal communication of others.
Now go implement!
Scott Sylvan Bell
Video credit: Reading body language of others – Body language expert Scott Sylvan Bell